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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 6, 2011 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur 'pay per view' Experiments @ TRI Studios 06/07/11

"Went to" GD NYE via PPV in '87. That was fun. Did they do others? That's the only one I saw.

I might consider a Furthur paid Webcast of an actual live show. (Ok, not with the speed and unreliability of my internet, but theoretically.) What I don't think they can replicate is what the crowd brings to the playing. I'm guessing that's the same with Furthur as with the Dead -- it'll be a bit sterile without that. Like a recording session or a rehearsal. (Though I'd probably pay $20 to watch a concert-length GD rehearsal. Of course, from some eras it could be 3 hours of waiting for Jerry to show up ...)

I wish Bob good luck with his "experiment," though. Interesting article posted below by Styrofoam. He's got the band, he's got the space, no reason not to see if he can make money with it ... I'd put the "tickets" lower than $20, to draw in more "what the heck" buyers, but I have the business sense of a newt and it's his/their experiment.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 8, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur 'pay per view' Experiments @ TRI Studios 06/07/11

"I wish Bob good luck with his "experiment," though."

How bout that; a complement paid to Weir at the GD Forum, haven't read one of those since reviews of Weir's guitar playing in Europe of 1972.

And yes, this particular SF Gate article linked appeared to be well prepared and resonated with reasonable journalistic integrity.

Someone recently posted that the audience's at Furthur, Phil and Friends and Ratdog shows are not necessarily comprised of baby boomers. For that matter not even attended by the children of baby boomers. There is an entire new generation rising up and perhaps the legacy of "Grateful Dead" music is the perfect tonic for the soon-to-be tumultous times.

It's a general rule of thumb that investors will risk @ 10% of their net worth on somewhat risky propositions. But in this specific case the down side is minimal, because even if it doesn't make money there are corporate LLC tax advantages of an investment losing money.

Further, many moons from now, it will eventually be passed on to his heirs and unless the government changes the inheritance tax law in California, or Weir was careless enough not to create a living trust (which i seriously doubt) after the horrible Garcia estate wars, with the names such as "Weir" and the "Grateful Dead" attached to it this building will always command a handsome ransom in terms of resale.

I mean if the owner of the Indianapolis Colts was willing to pay some $900,000 for Jerrys "Tiger" guitar this facility would certainly be a more substantial investment, yes?

My hope for Bob is that he can bring-in enough new and interesting talent to create a desire on behalf of the music enthusiast's of the world to want to tune-in, watch and listen.

Ever notice Hollywood actors after a few successes seem to aspire to the role of director and producer? I believe he's paid enough dues over the years to assume those positions and earn the luxury of sleeping at home as compared to a bus.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jun 8, 2011 5:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur 'pay per view' Experiments @ TRI Studios 06/07/11

Koch you are an idiot, yes?